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Basilisk Lizards

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Basilisk Lizard
What things does a regular basilisk eat?
How does the basilisk hunt and escape from predators?
Usually snakes and birds of prey sneak up on them and eat them. Some things that help them get away is their fast agility and the opportunity to run on water. They usually make a fast es How they hunt is that when they run on water it is silent and they walk really fast on water and that helps them to catch small bugs and other animals
How do they run on water?
Basilisks are most famous for running on water. How do they do it though? Basilisks are so fast and so light that they can run on water. They run by creating air bubbles on the bottom of their feet and the bubbles help them stay afloat. They weigh 7 oz, and are 2.5 feet long. They can run at about 7 miles per hour. Also, they can run for about 65 feet before sinking
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Where do Basilisks Live?
Basilisk Lizards are abundant in Central America where the climate is tropical and warm most of the year. Specifically, they live in places around Guatemala and are easily found "walking on water".
basilisk lizards are omnivores which means they eat meat and plants. They eat different fruits and eat insects and other small vertebrates.
What are basilisk lizards?
Basilisk lizards are light lizards and are known to run on water to hunt and and run away from predators which is useful[to them not the predators. Types of basilisks are common,green,and brown. They can also run 7mph-14mph.
What are basilisks?continued...
Adult lizards can grow up to 2 1/2 feet long and most of their length is their tail. Basilisks are also are good climbers and swimmer. They can stay underwater for 30min. Their lifespan is 7 years.
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Fun Facts about Basilisk Lizards-
The Mother of basilisk babies lays about 10 to 20 eggs and don't stick around to see them hatch. They are supposed to be capable of taking care of them selves
In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance.
They are closely related to iguanas
Bibliography
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